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Bronx apartment fire is a reminder we need energy justice

A space heater likely caused New York's deadliest fire in decades. To ensure a safer, more comfortable future for all, we need better buildings.
Plastic pipes are polluting drinking water systems after wildfires
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Andrew J. Whelton, Amisha Shah, Kristofer P. Isaacson: Plastic pipes are polluting drinking water systems after wildfires – it's a risk in urban fires, too

A new study shows how toxic chemicals like benzene are leaching into water systems after nearby fires. The pipes don't have to burn – they just have to heat up.
Wildfires may pose drinking water safety issues
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Wildfires may pose drinking water safety issues

Experts are warning that existing water safety rules are not suitable to a world where wildfires destroy more residential areas than in the past. Those houses that burn are full of material that creates toxic residues and fumes, like plastic.

After wildfires stop burning, a danger in the drinking water
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After wildfires stop burning, a danger in the drinking water

Experts are warning that existing water safety rules are not suitable to a world where wildfires destroy more residential areas than in the past.
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